letter to the editor

Unfounded claims

Mon, 01/16/2023 - 3:00pm

Dear Editor,

Opponents of the Waterfront Park continue to make unfounded claims regarding the discharge of the Children’s Splashpad water from the Eastside Park.

A recent letter to the Editor stated “the state has now told BHWP the splash pad wastewater can’t be discharged on the site or to the Harbor as planned.” Waterfront Preservation has received no such notification from the state. Quite to the contrary, Waterfront Preservation has been issued a Natural Resources Protection Act permit from the Maine DEP permitting the drainage of the Children’s Splashpad water to the harbor.

Although the DEP has already permitted the drainage of Children’s Splashpad water into the harbor, we plan to repurpose that water for Park irrigation. We continue our commitment to responsible environmental stewardship of the Park.

Boothbay Harbor Waterfront Preservation Board